Purchase Players Now Presenting 'South Pacific'
By WestKyStar Staff
MAYFIELD, KY - One of Broadway’s most beloved musicals takes center-stage this month in Mayfield when Purchase Players present “South Pacific.”
Written by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, “South Pacific” opened on Broadway in 1949. Based on two short stories by James Michener from his book “Tales of the South Pacific,” the show explores racial intolerance and prejudice as experienced on a remote island during World War II.
“South Pacific is a story that never gets old,” said “South Pacific” director LaVerne Waldrop. “It is filled with love, prejudice, military heroes and music by Rodgers and Hammerstein.”
Despite its serious themes, “South Pacific” has been delighting audiences all over the world for decades, featuring such hit songs as “A Cock-eyed Optimist,” “There Ain’t Nothin’ Like a Dame,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,” “I’m in Love With a Wonderful Guy,” “Bali Ha’i” and “Some Enchanted Evening.”
“I’m happy to be working with Purchase Players,” Waldrop said. “It has been a while, but it always feels like home when I return.”
The talented teen cast includes: Alex Routen, Weston Sellars, Micah Hughes, Hannah Hall, Meredeth Wright, Kyler Danowski, Elizabeth Travis, Chase Tucker, Roby Blackwell, Buddy Jackson, Zach Price, Chance Marshall, Sierra Marshall, Hunter Goree, Brea Rollston, Karlee Riley, Katrina Dew, Mollie Beck, Julianna Sims, Brooke, Dunaway, Elizabeth Travis, Sierra Marshall, Callie Smith, Patrick Redden, Zachary Price, Hanan Jones, Tobias McNutt, Mattison Sullivan, Keaton Tidwell and Allysa Rollston.
“South Pacific” has the following performances scheduled:
Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 pm
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 pm
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 pm
Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 pm
Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 pm
Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 pm
Friday, Mar. 1 at 7 pm
Saturday, Mar. 2 at 7 pm
Sunday, Mar. 3 at 2 pm
Tickets may be purchased online at www.purchaseplayers.com. Adult tickets are $12. Student and senior citizen tickets are $10 and children 12 and under are $8.